James R. Burton (a.ka. Jim, JR or Rudy) 74, a long-time resident of Connersville, Indiana went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was the only child born to the late James Burton and Hallie B. Smith.
James was born on February 1, 1944, and graduated from Richmond High School. He retired from Visteon in Connersville after 30 years of service.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing the guitar, playing bingo with his wife and spending quality time with his family. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he took pride in caring for his family and his wife of 54 years, Evelyn M. Burton.
Survivors include his children, Anthony R. Burton of Morehead, Kentucky, Genetta Burton-Harvey of Connersville, Jennifer Colquitt and husband, Ken, of Los Angeles, California, Veronica Thomas and husband, Dan, of New Paris, Ohio; grandchildren, LaTasha Waddell and husband, Jason, DeAngelo Burton, Christina Williams, Joshua Burton, Isaiah Burton, Jonah Burton, Jessica Robbins and husband, Dustin, Tess Amos and husband, Andrew, Gabrielle Harvey, Genevieve Piccini and husband, Rob, Derricka Holloway and husband, Jared, Lindsey Martin and husband David, Dan Thomas, Jr. and wife, Deborah, Brian Thomas, Alyssa Burton, Marissa Shepherd; eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, James Burton, Hallie and Alvin Smith; and son James A.W. Burton.
A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Reverend Richard Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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